5 Things to Do As Soon as You’re Engaged


The top things to do to start off the Wedding Planning Process

man proposing on one knee to girlfriend with Tiffany and Co engagement ring alongside lake superior

First off, Congratulations!!

You’re Engaged and have a gorgeous sparkling engagement ring and have promised the love of your life forever!

After the big Yes, it can feel as if you’re living a dream, yet forever is definitely happening and the weeks, days, or hours following the proposal will feel like a whirlwind.

All of a sudden you may feel overwhelmed, all the people to contact, and so much to get done.

Celebrate & Tell Your Loved Ones

You’ve just said YES to spending the rest of your life with love. That means it’s time for celebration whether that means a a get together with all your family or friends. Or mini get away with your love to bask in the joy of being engaged. Take some time to let it sink in and savor the moments. You’ll have time to plan and create your wedding date but enjoy the time together of being engaged.

Aquamarine Engagement Ring

Take time to Dream

Before you start your Pinterest board, go dress shopping, book your venue, or photographer. Take a minute to dream of the big picture and figure out the style and vibe you want for your wedding.

Do you want to walk barefoot on the beach or find a gorgeous mansion to say your I Do’s?  Do you want a casual vibe that’s elegant or have a timeless wedding that feels like it was right out of a movie?

Spend time to dream about what you want your day to be. Look for inspiration from Bridal magazines, wedding blogs, or find inspiration from your daily life.

Just take a bit of time to dream and find inspiration for your day.

Set a Timetable

Once you’re engaged and as you’re telling everyone the big question will come up of when your wedding date it. You may know but in reality it’s hard to set an exact date for your I Do’s until you’ve chosen or booked a venue. Figure out a season that you’d love to celebrate the beginning of your marriage in and run with that until you figure out your forever date.


engaged couple holding hands in rose gardens duluth

Set your Budget

Sit down with your fiancé and even both your family’s to discuss the amount everyone is willing to contribute. This number is vital to discuss and know since it affects each decision you make. This article at Martha Stewart Weddings will help you plan your dream wedding without breaking your budget. It’s not the most enjoyable conversation to have but it’s great to start your new life on the same page.

Ring Sized, Appraised, and Insured

Let’s make sure your ring fits perfectly since you’ll be rocking it for the rest of your life. It’s best to get an appraisal so that you can insure your new bling. Accidents happen and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Insuring your ring will give you and your fiancé peace of mind.

There are two easy ways to insure it, one is as an extensions of your renters or homeowners policy or through a company that specialized in jewelry insurance where the ring would have its own policy.


Hire High-Priority Vendors

Wedding venues can book up fast so once you figure out where you want to get married or have a reception start calling around to make sure you land the one you love. Take minute to make a list of what your highest wedding priorities are whether it’s your wedding location, stunning flowers, or the photographer who will preserve your memories.

The two lasting parts of your wedding day are the wedding bands and the photographs. Once you find the vendors you are in love with make sure to contact them right away so they can be apart of the start of your marriage.


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